Launch of Maruti Suzuki Wagon R EV delayed
https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/maruti-suzuki-wagon-r-ev-launch-delayed-414657Maruti Suzuki has revealed in a recent press conference that the expected launch date of its electric variant of Wagon R has been pushed beyond its original 2020 timeline. The car is expected to have a 130km range and support for fast-charging and was being tested over the past year.
Maruti Suzuki executives have told the media that the company believes the lack of EV charging infrastructure and high prices are a major impediment. Until these isses are resolved, the company appears to be more committed to introducing hybrid vehicles.
Competitors like Hyundai have already gone ahead and taken the plunge, having released the all-electric Kona earlier this year while Mahindra plans on bringing the XUV300’s fully electric variant next year.